Experiences, even hurtful ones, assist us in our personal growth. Once we realize the benefits derived from the painful experiences, we tend to appreciate their value more. Once we see its value, we can let the hurt go. When we let go, the process of forgiveness is jump-started.
All of us need to get to the place where we can forgive others and ourselves. Failure to forgive is like mixing a poisonous drink for someone else but drinking from that deadly cup ourselves.
What does it mean to forgive?
It is never easy to forgive! However, forgiveness is always about our own healing and our own path. It is about letting go of the feelings that have been holding us back, weighing us down, and keeping us stuck.
Forgiveness never expects us to downplay or deny what another has done to us. Forgiveness only means we have realized that the unforgiveness is hurting us personally long after the offender has moved on in their lives.
Why do I need to forgive myself? It is important to forgive ourselves, but we need to forgive others first. As we forgive others, the way to self-forgiveness is opened up, and self-forgiveness allows new opportunities to flow into our lives. Self-forgiveness softens our senses, lessens our harsh self-judgment, and puts us in touch with peace, love, and joy! When we are in touch with peace, love, and joy, we are balanced and able to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Forgiveness of others Forgiveness is one of the fundamental ways to heal. Unfelt and denied and suppressed emotions stay with us and accumulate, not leaving room for anything new to come in. To be complete and whole, we need to reach a balanced state in mind, body, and soul. Self-love is undoubtedly the key that unlocks healing and well-being. Love, acceptance of feelings, and forgiveness are the most potent and effective ways to restore balance to our lives. Forgiveness leads to emotional healing as we learn to let go and forgive. Forgiveness brings about a soothing release as we are set free from the bitterness and resentment that tormented us. When we become more balanced and whole, we usually find it easier to let go of the hurt and disappointment and let go and move on. It is essential to let go if you want to find complete balance We need to let go of:
feelings of abandonment
feelings of rejection
fear of rejection
It is essential to feel your emotions to find complete peace: If you notice a sadness inside you, you should allow your feelings to surface and take note of it. You may even call it by its names, such as fear, loneliness, grief, and bitterness. Then, try to observe the gentle sensations in your body as these emotions flow through your body. Finally, you may just become aware of how the heaviness in your spirit lifts and fades away. It is when we deny ourselves to embrace the feeling that we end up stuck with negative emotions. If we fight and suppress unwanted situations and feelings, we tend to get lost. How to forgive?
Begin by having the intention to forgive.
Allow yourself to feel your feelings, whether it be anger, guilt, or sorrow. Permit yourself to go into the feelings. Realize the intensity of the emotions - If tears come up, allow yourself to cry.
Once you are calm, feel the positive aspects that have come out of the painful experience.
Determine how this experience has served you.
With the steady, regular practice of awareness, we can reconnect with our bodies and observe our emotions' flow, thereby allowing them to teach us what we need to know about ourselves and our paths.
I trust you found the information I have shared with you today helpful.
Have a blessed day! Alta